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Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Catalog Number 0985.08.00055
Description White metal commemorative medal cast with bas relief classical profile of Stonewall Jackson on one side with a raised etter inscription, "LIEUT. GENERAL T. J. JACKSON, STONEWALL, BORN 1821, DIED 1863.", maker's name "CAQUE" below bust; reverse cast with list of battle honors: "KEARNSTOWN, FRONT ROYAL, MIDDLETOWN, WINCHESTER, STRASBURG, HARRISONBURG, PORT REPUBLIC, MECHANICSVILLE, COLD HARBOUR, WHIITE OAK SWAMP, MALVERN HILL, CEDAR MOUNTAIN, MANASSAS" surrounded by a wreath of laurels and corn stalks with intertwined ribbon with additional battle honors: "BULL RUN / SUDLEY / CHANTILLY / HARPERS FERRY / MARTINSBURG / SHEPARDSTOWN / ANTIETAM / FREDERICKSBURG / THE WINDERNESS", stand of arms and shield with "DEO VINDICI"; at base of wreath; remains of gold paint on both sides.
Dimensions Dia-2 inches
Made Armand Auguste Caque, Paris, France
Provenance A "Stonewall Brigade" medal designed and executed in Paris in 1863. Ordered by Colonel C.A.L. Lamar (for distribution to the survivors of the "Stonewall Brigade") while in Paris on state business for Georgia. Lamar was killed in the battle prior to the arrival of the medal in the C.S.A. The medals were run through the blockade at Wilmington, NC and consigned to Mr. Antoine Poullain of Augusta. They were stored in a cotton warehouse there until the Union troops entered the city. A few years later Mr. Poullain shipped the remaining medals to Col. Lamar's widow in Savannah where they were stored for thirty years. They were discovered and presented to the charter chapter, UDC Georgia Division to be disposed of for the benefit of that chapter by Mrs. C.A.L. Lamar.
People Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall)
Subjects Blockade running
Blockades